18 Ways to Play a Better 18 Holes

Tips and Techniques from America's Best Club Professionals

Book Description

Imagine calling on Stanford, Yale, and Princeton and selecting their finest faculty to enlighten you on their given area of expertise—and making all that insight and information available for the price of a paperback book. John Steinbreder has done just that for the game of golf by calling on elite PGA club professionals to provide tips on everything from putting and practicing to hitting specialty shots and eliminating the slice. Learn driving from Scott Davenport of Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina; bunker shots from Bob Ford at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh and Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida; and even how to take an effective golf lesson from Suzy Whaley at River Highlands in West Hartford, Connecticut. Gene Mattare of Saucon Valley in Pennsylvania reveals the keys to better chipping and putting, while Brendan Walsh discusses the importance of being fit for your clubs and how to do it. And Darrell Kestner of the Deepdale Club on Long Island demonstrates how golfers can better compete. Not to be overlooked, the book entertainingly concludes with a review of the best “19th holes” at some of America’s most prominent links and the refreshing drinks that are served at them.

About Steinbreder, John

John Steinbreder is an award-winning journalist and a senior writer for Global Golf Post, the weekly digital golf magazine, as well as the author of sixteen books, including Club Life, Golf Kohler: In the New and Old Worlds, The 3-Degree Putting Solution, Golf Rules & Etiquette for Dummies, and Golf Courses of the U.S. Open. He is a former reporter for Fortune magazine, a one-time writer/reporter for Sports Illustrated, and a past senior writer for Golfweek. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cynthia, and their daughters, Exa and Lydia.